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I have power washed my teak and it takes off the gray, putting teak oil on after it looks great. however I did not take the next step and seal it and the gray came back. Next time I will muster the energy and patience to seal it as well


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It's a vinyl fence. You could get a solid stain to match the color, but it won't be shiny. You could polyurethane it, but the sun degrades it after a couple of years, and you'll have to repeatedly refinish the fence.


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"Is it paint or stain?"- neither, that fence is made of plastic. It is manufactured that color. "Can cedar be prepared to look like it?" - the grain uniformity and absence of knots and defects is unrealistic, natural cedar will have natural imperfections. If you choose your lumber carefully you can select pieces that look nicest to you. A high quality ...


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That's a 2x4. It would look better on both sides of the fence if it were a 2x6 or 1x6, because then it would fully cover the posts. Nail them down from the top, into the 4x4 post.


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For one Western Red Cedar 2x6 plank, loaded vertically, attached to bombproof supports at either end: The estimated sag is about a quarter inch in the center, and the shear is 1.39 MpA. Materials data gives me an approximate Shear strength of 5.5 MpA, so you're well within limits. HOWEVER, the weak point will be the attachments. These will need to be ...


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Cedar is softer and slightly weaker than SPF, generally speaking, but is still up to the task. The key is board selection. Cedar is prone to large knots, like SPF. Look for small, tight knots and not very many of them. When in doubt, double them up. You mention adult usage. Several adults in the middle of an 8' span is pushing the limits of two rails. ...


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The best situation is to use the type of faucet made specifically for this application where there may be freezing exterior temperatures. The faucet is an assembly that has an almost standard looking external spigot but the valve handle connects to a shaft inside a long pipe on the back end of the assembly that sticks in through the wall. The shaft operates ...


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There are basically two types of wire tracer: audible frequency transmitter and receiver often used with telephone wires to detect them in floors, walls, etc. It is expected the receiver can be placed within a few inches of where the traced wire potentially is. low frequency RF (400–500 kHz) intended for detecting buried wires or inside structures ...


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You don't say where you're located. Here in central Texas, that approach isn't uncommon, as long as the feed pipe is insulated within a few feet of the exterior. Up north, what you describe could be a nightmare. I'm interested in the other responses you get. As a betting man, I would guess an insulated pipe that dives underground X feet from the exterior.


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It is ok to change it into a ring and add a spur or socket onto this ring. There is nothing in the regs forbidding it however if your outdoor circuit develops a fault your going to loose your heating. It's also advisable to put it onto an RCBO as opposed to RCD


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I agree with PJS1987. Another option is they sell a plug and play camera that would save a lot of digging and yard damage. Just plug into your laptop and stick in the pipe. Worked great for me to find a broken drain pipe. http://www.amazon.com/Eggsnow-Borescope-Endoscope-Inspection-Camera/dp/B00L8OEHEM


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Scrape, sand, prime and then paint with exterior grade products. Longevity of the paint will also be based on the moisture content of the wood at the time you painted it. A handy 'mini-Ligno' moisture meter is used to determine if the wood is dry enough to hold primer and paint. Consult with the paint manufacturer for moisture content recommendations. ...



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